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1.25 L Electric Kettle - Empire Red

Model # KEK1222ER

 4.3 out of 5 (57 Reviews)

Available in 8 Color(s)

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Easy to Use, Compact and Stylish. This electric kettle has it all, and is available in a variety of colors, for just your style.


  • Removable Lid
  • Simple Controls
  • Removable Base
  • Stainless Steel Body
  • Pouring Spout
  • Stylish, Compact Design
Dimensions & Weight
Weight 3
Depth 8 7/8
Height 10 3/8
Width 7
Capacity 1.7 Quart
Handle Stainless Steel
Lid Solid

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out of 5 (57 Reviews)

82% of reviewers recommend this product.

So sad

Submitted by Na - 9/25/2017

I bought this kettle about one year ago. I love my kettle. I'm English and I drink about 6 - 10 cups of tea, a day. It heats up quickly which I like, but, during the heating process it makes a loud popping sound! This past weekend it died on me! Just quit working, for absolutely no reason. I am very saddened by this. I was looking forward to a long lasting relationship with my Kitchen Aid Kettle. I paid more money for this particular kettle than any other kettle I've ever bought. Over the years I've bought a lot of kettles, non of which were the caliber of Kitchen Aid! I'm so sad.

No, I do not recommend this product


Submitted by wanda - 9/1/2017

I bought this kettle a couple of week ago. I liked the design and was happy to receive the kettle. I first boiled water, as instructed, and emptied it. The I boiled water for tea. I drank the tea and could taste the plastic. The I became dizzy and my head had a numbing sensation. I opened the lid on the kettle, and could smell the plastic. So I left the lid open to let the plastic air out. The next day I boiled some more water for tea, and I could taste and smell the plastic. Also, had the same reaction--dizziness and numbness to the head. With regret I had to return the kettle. My health comes first.

No, I do not recommend this product

Tea in no time

Submitted by Giagots - 8/23/2017

I am very pleased with the kettle. I can adjust the temp precisely to what I am preparing. A must have for the discerning individual.

Yes, I recommend this product

Great Kettle

Submitted by Sil - 8/16/2017

Very happy with the performance of this product!

Yes, I recommend this product

Used every day

Submitted by Marie - 8/16/2017

I love this tea kettle, the look fits well into my primitive colonial kitchen, it heats up fast, and it's a sturdy kennel. My only complaint about this appliance is that I wish it were larger. Since we use this every day for tea, cocoa, and our use it while canning, it would be nice if I didn't have to fill it so many times a day.

Yes, I recommend this product

Boils quickly

Submitted by Teatime - 8/2/2017

Could be a bit bigger. I dry it out each time to avoid build up as per other reviews

Yes, I recommend this product

Didn't last long

Submitted by Davinia - 7/28/2017

This is a great looking kettle and initially functioned well. Then it began making a bunch of strange noises, spitting and crunching sounds when turned on to boil. Covered by warranty, I ordered a replacement but I am still yet to receive it, it's been a month. KitchenAid say they sent it to my old address but no kettle was found there. They then said that they would not send out a kettle to my correct address until they received my old unit. Four days ago they informed me that they ordered a shipping label, and I'm to send this malfunctioning kettle back to them before they replace it. So this is going to drag on for weeks more, through no fault of my own. Needless to say no label has arrived. They've really dropped the ball here. It's been a very time consuming and annoying process and it's made me feel unvalued as a customer. I have many Kitchenaid products and I've always been an advocate of the brand, so this really is all very disappointing.

No, I do not recommend this product

Must have

Submitted by Deac - 7/24/2017

This is a must have when you travel and dont want to uae the hotel coffee maker for hot water.

Yes, I recommend this product

Works fast

Submitted by Karla the artist - 7/13/2017

This was a present for my birthday. I had wanted one for a long time- and this gets the job done. I drink tea almost every day. This boils the water to the perfect temperature in almost no time.

Yes, I recommend this product

Mom loved it

Submitted by Duke - 7/8/2017

Just bought it 1 hour ago at a Belks, love it love the color , love the way it feels in my hand when I am pouring hot water,

Yes, I recommend this product

Perfect to heat up your cup of cheer

Submitted by Kathy - 6/2/2017

This kettle is a quick powerhouse of heat. I start my day with a cup of tea and this perfectly colored blue to match my kitchen kettle brings joy to my mornings. So grateful for this present from my husband ?

Yes, I recommend this product

I really have enjoyed this kettle but..........

Submitted by Mona lisa - 5/3/2017

My husband brought this last summer because we make pour over coffee in mornings. It looked nice and worked great. Today i noticed the base had a chip and wire is exposed. I'm afraid to use it.

No, I do not recommend this product

i love it

Submitted by mo - 5/2/2017

I love it,

Yes, I recommend this product

Great Electric Kettle

Submitted by burrj1 - 5/1/2017

I bought this kettle because I didn't want one on my stove. I love this kettle because it gets the water temperature to the perfect temperature.

Yes, I recommend this product

Looks and works great!

Submitted by PJ the Tea Lover - 5/1/2017

My last expensive tea kettle was electrocuted by the great invasion of the sugar'water ants. The new one I bought is superior in craftsmanship and it would better be able to withstand another attack of the midget ants that are making life a Living Hell here in our beautiful city. It has a high stand in case water gets on the counter somehoa It is bright and cheerful and easy to use...perfect in every way I can see after six weeks of service....

Yes, I recommend this product

Not great product for money spent

Submitted by Dee Dee - 3/9/2017

I usually drink 3 or more cups tea a day, so i bought this tea kettle thinking it would be great. After less than 6 months its already rusted inside and the bottom has stopper that have fallen off bottom where goes on to warming base and water no longer gets hot but lukewarm. Now i spent all this money and have look for new one already. Not impressed, very dissatisfied with product.

No, I do not recommend this product

Could be Fabulous with one tweak

Submitted by Margo Pdx - 3/2/2017

Kettle makers still persist in using plastic parts internally making for a plastic taste in and potentially harmful tea drinking. When trying to purchase online, I specifically called and asked if there was plastic inside and was assured that since not part of description, there was none. Wrong. Still on the hunt.

No, I do not recommend this product

Love, Just Love this Kettle!!!!

Submitted by Rabbit - 2/14/2017

Could not ask for a better kettle. Superior quality, craftsmanship, etc. Works like a charm.

Yes, I recommend this product

Love my kettle!

Submitted by Kathy - 2/11/2017

This is a great little kettle. It heats up a cup of water for my tea in less time than the microwave can do it and a lot faster than a traditional stove top kettle. It's very pretty too. Another thing I like is that it clicks itself off. I've burned a few traditional kettles dry and ruined them through the years from running outside to check on child because I couldn't hear the whistle. Won't happen with this kettle. Some people have made a big deal about the "plastic" inside. First all, at least two cups of water are below the plastic, and even if not, Kitchen Aid said that it is BPA free. I think we have far more to worry with the toxicity in our environment everyday, everywhere, than the chance of a tiny amount from a little plastic while heating up a cup of water once or twice a day! Seriously! The kettle arrived sooner than expected, was packaged very well, and the kettle was in perfect shape. I am very pleased with every part of my order.

Yes, I recommend this product

Perfect cup of tea

Submitted by Elizabeth S. - 2/4/2017

I absolutely love this kettle! I have never made so much tea in my life. I also use it to boil water for my oatmeal, grits and anything else i might need water for. Great product! ***Kitchenaid, Please make more items in the pistachio color!

Yes, I recommend this product

Great Kettle

Submitted by jwerickson76 - 1/9/2017

Heats up pretty fast. Great kettle for 2 or 3 mugs of tea.

Yes, I recommend this product

Best electric kettle

Submitted by Nanook - 12/19/2016

WE just bought this kettle a week ago. We are enchented with the result. It boil water very fast and very handy to handle. thanak you Kitchenaid

Yes, I recommend this product

Nice tea Kettle

Submitted by Mary - 11/29/2016

I've had this tea kettle for about 3 weeks. It heats up quickly and is a great size for my counter top. The only concern I have is an odor that I can't seem to get rid of. I am concerned about this and may return it if I can't get rid of the odor. I see at least 1-2 other people have the same complaint.

Yes, I recommend this product

Classy and efficient

Submitted by Little Red - 11/11/2016

Amazing kettle that works great and looks fabulous in the kitchen! Heats up fast and the smaller design is wonderful for a smaller kitchen. Very happy with my new kettle! :)

Yes, I recommend this product

Love this product...

Submitted by Leo - 10/15/2016

After burning my stove top kettle twice, I thought it was time to buy an auto-off electric kettle. As a single person, I was looking for something that: (a) met my high standard of expected service, and (b) would suit my esthetic/artistic senses. After weeks of searching - yes, I know it sounds silly to "search for weeks" for an electric kettle, BUT - I finally found the KitchenAid bright red, stainless, electric, auto-shut-off, 1.25 litre perfect-for-one-person kettle! First - it works great! Second - it looks great!

Yes, I recommend this product

Exactly what I wanted

Submitted by Ken the cook - 10/1/2016

Tired of trying electric kettles that lasted a year and performed lousy. This one had looks I liked and has done wonderful.

Yes, I recommend this product

Fantastic Tea Kettle

Submitted by Sherry - 9/25/2016

I absolutely love this electric kettle. It heats up rapidly and shuts off automatically. Easy to clean with filter that's able to be cleaned under running water.

Yes, I recommend this product


Submitted by Mar - 9/24/2016

Quick little kettle that looks awesome in my kitchen!

Yes, I recommend this product


Submitted by Good Cooker - 8/30/2016

My whole family uses this electric tea kettle and love it! The water heats up so fast. I receive many compliments on the color and how cute it looks sitting on the counter.

Yes, I recommend this product

Great Features!

Submitted by Blushin - 8/13/2016

I have been very happy with my purchase. The quick boil and cordless function suits my needs. Having a built in screen to ensure that I never get anything in my water that I don't want is one of the best features and cleaning the screen is easy and readily accessible. I was so happy with my new kettle that I gave my old one away.

Yes, I recommend this product

great kettle untill it rusted

Submitted by AMFM84 - 8/12/2016

I bought this kettle 5 months ago from crate and barrel and its rusted on top so badly I can barely open the top of the kettle. I wish I would've known this would happen. It's trash now.

No, I do not recommend this product

Beautiful Space Saver

Submitted by Chief Peter - 8/6/2016

Just as described. It is the perfect size and the color matches our other counter top appliances. Boils water very quickly and is lightweight.

Yes, I recommend this product

Love this!

Submitted by Sharon - 8/5/2016

Love the fast boil and auto shutoff! Great for my pour over coffee pot!

Yes, I recommend this product

My Fiery Red Kettie

Submitted by Byusmommie - 7/27/2016

Bought this last year upon our relocation to the US. It still doing her amazing job boiling water for my cup of tea or coffee. I used it for countless times during the year and it did got some water marks on the inside part but easily came off by boiling chopped off lemon. I love it so much. But hey.. why won't I? It surely looks good on my kitchen.

Yes, I recommend this product


Submitted by Dee - 7/11/2016

Attractive kettle, good quality, easy use.

Yes, I recommend this product

Beautiful functional kettle

Submitted by Hollywood Cat - 7/6/2016

I purchased this kettle because of the beautiful red color, and the electric base. The kettle comes to a boil very quickly, and I especially like the marker inside the kettle which indicates a maximum water level. It looks beautiful on my kitchen counter and works beautifully.

Yes, I recommend this product

Loved it. The best out of those other brands that I tried.

Submitted by JUDY - 7/4/2016

Love my Kitchen aid kettle. Had a small problem with its base that needed extra pressure for the pot to sit on it. But kitchen aid very quickly replaced it . Amazing services.

Yes, I recommend this product

Love this teapot

Submitted by Mama loops - 6/22/2016

I bought this over a month ago and am so happy! No more scrubbing the bottom and side of a stovetop teapot I put to boil on a burner that was too big for the pot. No more using the end of my sleeve to pick up a hot handle to pour a cup of tea. And hello to a teapot that boils water fast and looks as good as the day I took it out of the box.

Yes, I recommend this product

Nice Kettle

Submitted by Phillyfan - 6/18/2016

Easy to use, plug and go. I like it mainly because of the design and the color choices. It does heat water quickly, and takes up limited counter space.

Yes, I recommend this product

Good kettle

Submitted by BojiHuang - 5/29/2016

Good kettle. Easy to use. Heat fast.

Yes, I recommend this product

I'm happy with this purchase

Submitted by Mish the Minimalist - 5/20/2016

I bought this for my mom as a gift for Mother's Day. So far it's working great. It boils water very fast and looks cute on the kitchen counter (I got the red one). It's easy to operate with a simple push of the button. My mom likes it a lot. My only complaint is the electrical cord is too short. A few inches longer would be perfect. If you look for a simple electric kettle without all the unnecessary extra features, that's the one to go to.

Yes, I recommend this product

Very pretty... does it brew tea?

Submitted by Gió - 5/9/2016

I have just bought this electric kettle (in brushed stainless steel) and I confess I chose it for the design. I love it. Works well too, so far. Since it's so cute... I was wondering whether I could use it for actually steeping loose tea, after the water boils, and serve too. Is this a no-no? Is this going to affect the kettle or make the cleaning difficult? I would appreciate any advice in this regard, thanks!

Yes, I recommend this product

Short Lifespan

Submitted by Loftgirl - 4/3/2016

I love the teapot....looks nice, water gets hot very quickly but the one I originally purchased lasted less than a year. kitchen aid did replace it but it took twice as long as they stated and I was without the kettle for months

Yes, I recommend this product

Is plastic inside the pot BPA free or not?

Submitted by Inquiring mind - 2/25/2016

I just purchased the KEK1222 electric kettle. I haven't even tried it yet. Love the style and that it is mostly stainless steel. I'm still searching on line to find the answer many have asked re: whether the plastic filter frame and housing inside the pot is BPA free or not? Why can't someone from KitchenAid just be up front and directly answer the question? This a concern that numerous people have brought up in their reviews. If it's not BPA free is KitchenAid addressing this? Otherwise, it's a great little kettle.

Yes, I recommend this product

Used to love it for all of 2 months

Submitted by abrinaus - 2/23/2016

I bought this 2 months ago and loved it up until today. Thought it was kinda spendy for an electric tea kettle, but my last tea kettle had findly given out after 5 years of faithful daily service. I like the way it looked, so bought it. And it has worked great until today. It has just stopped heating up. It gets luke warm, but not hot like it should.

No, I do not recommend this product

Love It!

Submitted by Willow - 2/20/2016

I have had mine for about a month and it works really well. Not only that....but it is fun to look at it because the design and color is so unique!

Yes, I recommend this product

BPA free or not?

Submitted by Kaitlyn - 2/17/2016

I love this kettle, but because I could not determine whether the plastic parts inside that touch the water are BPA free or not, unfortunately, it will be going back.

No, I do not recommend this product


Submitted by Jim - 1/5/2016

The water boils quickly, however the kettle gives it an unpleasant odor which I have not been able to eradicate. I have used only only about a dozen of times, and washed it innumerably. The odor remains unchaned.

No, I do not recommend this product

Looks beautiful

Submitted by Shirl - 12/18/2015

I am totally satisfied with this kettle. It not only works great but looks great!

Yes, I recommend this product

Beautiful and sturdy!

Submitted by MJ - 12/5/2015

I wanted an electric kettle that would look good on my counter and also be sturdy and substantial. This does both! I am very impressed with the quality

Yes, I recommend this product